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Dana Sanchez, 6:05 pm AFKI Original
Traditional markets trump formal retail supermarkets in most of Africa, but 60 percent of South Africans shop in formal retail supermarkets compared to 2 percent of Nigerians. AFKInsider looked at Nigeria’s largest shopping malls in operation or under construction and found that all are anchored — and about a quarter are owned — by South African brands and property developer. Check out who owns and anchors Nigeria’s 18 largest shopping malls.
Karen Elowitt, 5:00 pm
Our writer reviews Air France’s Premium Voyageur (Premium Economy) cabin, which launched in 2009 and is now available on all long-haul services from Europe, including A380 flights to and from Johannesburg.
Dana Sanchez, 2:09 pm
More than 100 South African companies do business in Nigeria. One is Resilient Africa Real Estate, which hopes to replicate its retail property model there. Nigeria has only a handful of formal shopping centers, and offers the potential of better returns than South Africa, where opportunities for new retail developments have become relatively few and far between, a company director said.
Staff, 12:19 pm
Ethiopia is increasingly constrained by hard currency shortages, and business is brisk for black-market foreign exchange brokers who often operate within sight of banks, according to AddisFortune. It’s not uncommon for Ethiopia to have shortages of hard currency throughout the financial sector, but this one stands out for its longevity. It has almost been three months since the shortage began, a bank manager said.
Keren Mikva, 10:05 am AFKI Original
In many countries, constitutional law requires presidential candidates to be born in the country. Botswana has no such a law. Ian Khama was born in England while his parents were in exile by the Botswana colonial government for their interracial marriage. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Botswana’s recently re-elected leader, President Ian Khama.
Kevin Mwanza, 9:39 am
Africa’s aviation experts are set to chart course for the continent’s $800 billion market at the first-ever industry conference in Dubai on May 10. The two-day ‘Aviation Africa 2015′ will take place at Le Meridien Hotel, Dubai in a week’s time, bringing together industry stakeholders including airlines’ executives, transport ministers and other authorities to discuss ways of growing the airlines business in Africa
Staff, 7:22 am
South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) will no longer transport hunting trophies around the world, the airfreight company has said. It issued a policy and procedures advisory to its internal stakeholders advising of the embargo on the transportation of hunting trophies on 21 April. The embargo is limited to rhino, elephant, tiger, and lion.
Joe Kennedy, 4:32 am
With good weather and crazy scenery around every corner, it’s only natural that mountain biking is incredibly popular in South Africa. Whether it’s a scenic trail overlooking the coast or a downhill adventure in a forest, the country has plenty of options to suit beginner and expert mountain bikers alike. Here are the best mountain bike trails in South Africa.
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